Students in Dr. Fernanda Astiz’ “Foundations of Education” class continue to engage in more community outreach with primary and elementary students at North Park Community School, Just for Kids, Our Lady of Hope home school program, St. Monica Scholars, and Lafayette Community School.
The Canisius students had established relationships with young people at those schools before the coronavirus forced the move to online learning and they were prevented from continuing their community-based learning and social action project required in the course, which is part of the core curriculum and has a justice attribute designation.
Astiz’ students decided to keep the relationships going by making videos for their students.
Some produced videos about stress relief and how to stay active and healthy during these times. Others were read-aloud videos for their young students to view at home. Click the YouTube links to watch videos produced by Canisius students Noel Maciolek, Julia Barth and Grace DeRoo.
Submitted by: M. Fernanda Astiz, PhD, professor, School of Education and Human Services; Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, New Buffalo Institute